One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Put (an animal) to graze on pasture.‘this right enables the commoners to depasture some 3,000 ponies’
- ‘Early in 1854 it set the council rates, it granted publican, slaughtering, depasturing and timber licences, applied for $200 to pay the teacher, W.H. Humphage and started on the improvement of roads.’
- ‘And if he thinks it is to his pastoral advantage he can depasture cattle or move cattle or sink wells?’
- ‘To be eligible, applicants must have common rights, pay marking fees, have turned out stock in the previous year and have the facilities to support the number of animals they depasture.’
- ‘But thus if the pastoralist has right to depasture cattle and there were a native title right or interest, for example, to use some of the foliage or grasses that commonly were found in that area…’
- ‘Nothing else was done to the land, except that it was resumed for the purpose of preventing cattle being depastured on it.’
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